Date: Fri 26 Aug 2016

McGuinness signs Lamb to end Goal Drought

Rhyl FC have announced the signing of forward, Carl Lamb, as Rhyl manager Niall McGuinness continues his search for a goalscorer, following a goal drought in both League matches to date...

Carl Lamb in Rhyl action during his first spell (Mark Chesterton)

Carl Lamb in Rhyl action during his first spell (Mark Chesterton)

McGuinness stated; "I am delighted to have agreed terms with Carl and I believe that he will give us a change of style in our play and a physical presence."

McGuinness commented that in terms of his attacking qualities “he’s extremely good in the air and I feel with the quality we have around him, it gives the opportunity for us to score goals from different areas.”

“I'm hoping Lamb also brings goals to the club, he has a good record and I'm hoping to get the best out of the centre forward;” the young boss concluded.

The nomadic striker signed for Aberystwyth Town last month, following a successful pre-season trial period in which he confidently scored important goals both at Caernarfon and Porthmadog, but he was released by Matthew Bishop before the first league game.

Lamb started his WPL career with Bangor after joining from Cammell Laird at the beginning of March 2005 and scored on his debut at Welshpool Town. He transferred to Cefn Druids in the 2006 close season and went on to spend fifteen months with The New Saints in 2007/8 before joining Blue Square North outfit Droylsden. Released in August 2009, he returned to the Welsh Premier with Welshpool but left for Witton Albion in November. Lamb then made a return to the Welsh Premier with Aberystwyth Town in January 2012 but stayed only a few weeks before joining Buckley Town and, after a spell in Australia, made the switch to Chesterfield.

Levi Mackin has left the club

Levi Mackin has left the club

Lamb scored once from seven starts and four substitute appearances for Rhyl towards an impressive career total of 26 goals from 75 (+30) WPL appearances. He will wear the number 27 shirt for the season as he did two years ago at League 2 side Chesterfield.

Mackin Departs

Rhyl have also announced the departure of Levi Mackin, by mutual agreement, after three seasons with the Lilywhites. McGuinness said; “We have agreed mutually that this is the best option for both Levi and the football club with his family and work commitments.”

In paying tribute to Mackin’s role at the club McGuinness added; “Levi has been a massive part of the club in the last few years and he has been a great player for Rhyl FC.

"He's a top footballer with a great attitude. I would like to thank Levi personally for his support to me since I have taken on the managerial role. He is a true professional and I wish him all the very best in the future.”

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